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I've kept more than my share of legacy systems alive over the years. Sometimes they've running applications that aren't compatible with newer operating systems. More often, there simply isn't the time or money to deal with an upgrade. But with the end of support for Microsoft Server 2003 coming and going this week, I can't help but wonder at the sheer number of businesses still running the OS or what appears to be a general sense of apathy over its end of life.     As Fahmida Rashid over at PCMag put it, "...Windows... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Jul 17, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Nov 14, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
A few months ago, Tinba’s source code was leaked in the wild. It is now inevitable that a different and enhanced version of it is out there. Tinba, also known as Tiny Banker, made its debut a couple of years ago. Though it is small, it is capable of doing what its big brothers can do. For more details on some of its features, you can read my article posted on Virus Bulletin. 64-bit Injected Code As expected, we have seen some new changes added to the original malware. Tinba is now capable of injecting its code into a 64-bit running process. The... [Read More]
by RSS Raul Alvarez  |  Oct 06, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Research
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  May 24, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Apr 12, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Guillaume Lovet, senior manager of Fortinet's EMEA FortiGuard Labs On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop support for Windows XP even while its market share is still high (29.53% in February 2014 according to Net Applications). What will be the security impact of this decision? In practical terms, computers that are still running Windows XP after this date will no longer receive updates including those to address security vulnerabilities of the operating system. Whether you are an individual or a company, is it certain that you will become the favorite... [Read More]
by RSS Guillaume Lovet  |  Mar 20, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
[ This article originally appeared in Virus Bulletin ](http://www.virusbtn.com/virusbulletin/archive/2013/11/vb201311-Neurevt) Neurevt (also known as Beta Bot) is an HTTP bot [1] which entered the underground market around March 2013 and which is priced relatively cheaply [2]. Though still in its testing phase, the bot already has a lot of functionalities along with an extendable and flexible infrastructure. Upon installation, the bot injects itself into almost all user processes to take over the whole system. Moreover, it utilizes a mechanism... [Read More]
by RSS Zhongchun Huo  |  Jan 29, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Research
Microsoft's Windows XP is retiring. For those who haven't heard the news, the Redmond, Washington-based software company is going to deliver its final security update to April 8, 2014, before permanently discontinuing support for the platform. The news comes as a double-edged sword. While still a tried and true favorite for PC-lovers, by now, many in the U.S. have moved on to Microsoft's subsequent OS releases. But not everyone else has. In fact, research and analytics company Net Applications estimates that around a third of the world's computers... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Dec 10, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
It is that time of year again when Fortinet's FortiGuard labs reveals their top threat predictions for the coming year. Below you will find a visual outline of our threat predictions. For the full report please see our Top 10 Threat Predictions for 2014 [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Dec 03, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
It is fair to say that most remote and traveling workers know that no public Wi-Fi hotspot is, or will ever be, deemed completely safe. But these days, that rings especially true for Windows Phone users when connecting to public wireless networks. Earlier this month, Microsoft issued an advisory warning users that a critical flaw in Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 could leave users susceptible to password theft when connecting to rogue Wi-Fi networks. Specifically, the flaw resides in a Wi-Fi authentication mechanism -- PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 - which enables... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Sep 26, 2013  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall